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Marine Historical Ecology webinar series hosted by TRADITION

The TRADITION team is organizing a series of webinars focusing on Marine Historical Ecology and how it intersects with disciplines such as archaeology, biology, history and anthropology. The webinar series will run monthly througout the end of this year and next year, and feature a variety of experts in the field. We’re happy to announce … Continued

PhD training in Spain and sampling in Brazil

January-February 2020 – During January and February, TRADITION’s PhD student, Thiago Fossile, was spending lots of time in the Department of Preshitory’s Laboratori d’Arqueozoologia at UAB. Thiago’s PhD involves analysing archaeological faunal remains with a range of techniques (stable isotopes, bone taphonomy, metrics, palaeoproteomics) to investigate links between fishing, climate change, technology and historical events on aquatic resources from pre-Columbian to historical times. And … Continued

Sampling archaeological materials in Santa Catarina and Paraná state

In February 2020 Alice Toso, one of our team members, was in Brazil to start the sampling for isotopic analysis.   The first week was spent at the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (MArquE) in Florianopolis where human and animal samples were prepared for shipping. The second week Alice was hosted by the Museu Arqueologico de Sambaqui in Joinville (MASJ) and the third week … Continued

Adapting research to COVID-19

Our sampling programme and lab work in Brazil and Spain have been put on hold due to the current situation with Coronavirus. We are working from home (reviewing literature, working on meta-analyses of published data, improving/developing protocols, planning and networking), adapting to this new reality while staying connected and having periodic meetings. We are all … Continued

International research workshop with policy-makers and stakeholders in Brasilia

March 2020 – The PI attended a research workshop in Brasilia (Brazil) hosted by CNPq and promoted by the Conselho Nacional das Fundações de Amparo à Pesquisa (Confap), in partnership with the British Academy and Newton Fund. The workshop involved researchers across all career stages who were interested in an interdisciplinary discussion on issues related … Continued

Sampling archaeological materials in Salvador

March 2020 – The second round of meetings in Brazil with TRADITION partners started in March at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia – thank you to Professor Carlos Alberto Etchevarne for your support and collaboration. We were planning to also meet Professors Tania Andrade Lima and Andrea Lessa at the Museu Nacional da Universidade … Continued

First meetings in Brazil with TRADITION partners

October-November 2019 – First meetings in Brazil with TRADITION partners at Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Núcleo de Apoio à Pesquisa sobre Populações Humanas em Áreas Úmidas Brasileiras da Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Geociência da Universidade de São Paulo, Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade Federal de … Continued

XX Congresso da Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasileira

TRADITION was presented at the XX Congresso da Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasileira, that was held from the 4th to 8th of November, in Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). Our session HISTORICAL ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY IN LOWLAND SOUTH AMERICA was a great success. We had the opportunity to meet some of our partners and … Continued